August 6, 2008
TRENTON – Urban Outfitters, Inc., (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands, announced today that it will relocate its wholesale division from Pennsylvania to their operation at the Edgefield County Industrial Park. This expansion is expected to add an additional 100 jobs, including material handlers, customer service representatives, as well as supervisor and lead positions.
“Our experience working with the Economic Development Partnership and the Edgefield County Council has been rewarding. We appreciate their support and the quality of those employees who have joined the Urban Outfitters team in South Carolina,” said John Kyees, CFO, Urban Outfitters, Inc.
“We are delighted to see Urban Outfitters grow and prosper,” said Monroe Kneece, Chairman, Edgefield County Council. “Their ability to buck the economic trend is reaping benefits locally by the creation of quality jobs for our citizens.”
“In these times of economic uncertainty, it is gratifying to have companies such as Urban Outfitters adding jobs,” said John Troutman, Chairman, Economic Development Partnership. “Urban is truly a visionary company in the specialty retail sector, and this shows in their sales growth.”
Job seekers are encouraged to apply at the One Stop Center located at 400 Church Street, Edgefield, SC 29824 or at 1571 Richland Avenue East, Aiken, SC 29801. Applicants can also apply in person at 30 Industrial Park Boulevard, Trenton, SC 29847, which is located on US Highway 25, nine miles north of Interstate 20 at Exit 5 in the Edgefield County Industrial Park.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. is an innovative specialty retailer and wholesaler that offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise to highly defined customer niches through 132 Urban Retail stores in the United States, Canada and Europe; an Urban catalog and website; 115 Anthropologie stores; an Anthropologie catalog and website; Free People, the company’s wholesale division, which sells its product to approximately 1,700 specialty stores, department stores and catalogs, as well as through 21 Free People stores, a catalog and website and one Terrain garden center. Urban anticipates total sales in the current fiscal year to exceed $1.5 billion with a compounded annual sales growth of 29 percent over the past five years.